LFC - China Life Insurance Company Limited

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Previous Close9.35
Open9.44
Bid9.34 x 1000
Ask9.35 x 3000
Day's Range9.29 - 9.38
52 Week Range8.27 - 14.70
Volume398,042
Avg. Volume618,222
Market Cap89.192B
Beta (5Y Monthly)1.35
PE Ratio (TTM)13.99
EPS (TTM)0.67
Earnings DateN/A
Forward Dividend & Yield0.12 (1.27%)
Ex-Dividend DateJun 06, 2019
1y Target Est14.17
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